SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML
NOVARTIS INDIA LTD
SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML belongs to the class of medication called 'oxytocic' or 'uterotonic' primarily used for the initiation or improvement of uterine contraction (antepartum) and produce uterine contraction during the third stage of labor (postpartum). Besides this, it also controls postpartum bleeding or haemorrhage after childbirth. Labor induction is the stimulation of uterine (womb) contractions during pregnancy before labor pain begins to achieve a vaginal birth. It is recommended by the doctor for labor induction for various reasons, especially when there is a concern for a mother's health or a baby's health.
SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML contains a synthetic female hormone 'Oxytocin' given in the intravenous (IV) form or intramuscular (IM) form that stimulates uterine muscles and increases the uterus' contractions. It also increases the production of a natural substance called prostaglandins (PGs), increasing the contractions and hence induces labour. As a result, these increased uterine contractions help in the delivery of the child.
Your doctor will give SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML before childbirth or during labour pain. Do not self-administer. The most common side effects of SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML are nausea, vomiting, headache in some cases. Most of these side effects of SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
If you ever had surgery of the uterus, cesarean or premature labour, please inform your doctor before taking SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML to avoid any complications. Also, mention all the other medications you are taking to affect the way SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML works. If you have been given prostaglandins, SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML should not be given within 6 hours as both medications, if taken together, can increase the contractions. A SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML should not be used for a prolonged time if the contractions do not increase or have severe pre-eclamptic toxaemia (high blood pressure, protein in the urine, and swelling), blood or heart circulation problem.
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Like all medicines, SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML also causes certain side effects. The most common side effects of SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML are,
Most of these side effects of SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Do not take SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML if you are allergic to SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML or any of its ingredients. Increasing the dose of SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML can be harmful if your womb already has too strong contractions, any obstructions in the pathway that might prevent the delivery or if the baby is not receiving a sufficient oxygen supply. Also, use of SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML is not advisable if the baby is wrongly positioned in the birth canal, the baby’s head is too large to fit through the pelvis, the placenta lies near the neck of the womb, the placenta separates from the womb before birth, the womb is over-extended and likely to tear (in case you are carrying more than one baby). If you have been given prostaglandins, do not use SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML with 6 hours , if taken together, can increase the contractions. SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML should not be used for a prolonged time if the contractions do not increase or if you have severe pre-eclamptic toxemia (high blood pressure, protein in the urine, and swelling) or blood or heart circulation problem. A professional should always administer SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML at a hospital, do not practice self-administration. It should also not be given in the form of a rapid injection into a vein as it might cause hypotension (low blood pressure) or suddenly increased heart rate.
SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML should not be taken until prescribed if you are taking alcohol. Keep your doctor informed if you drink alcohol.
SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML is used to induce contractions in the uterus so if given by the doctor for delivery it is safe.
Take SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML only when prescribed, as it is known to pass on in a limited quantity via breast milk to the child by is not known to harm the baby. Contact your doctor before using SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML.
SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML can cause contraction of the uterus and lead to baby birth. So, driving a car may be highly unsafe.
SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML is not known to show any interaction in liver disease.
SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose will be adjusted by your doctor as SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML can cause fluid retention if taken in kidney impairment.
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SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML when given in the intravenous form, labor induction stimulates uterine muscles contractions in the uterus. Also, it increases the production of prostaglandins, which further increases the contractions and hence induces labor. As a result, these increased uterine contractions help in the delivery of the child.
No, it is not recommended to give SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML in the form of a rapid injection into a vein as it might cause hypotension (low blood pressure) or suddenly increased heart rate. It should always be given as an intravenous infusion and speed will be monitored by the doctor.
If you have a previous premature delivery or a c-section, cervical surgery please inform your doctor before starting SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML. Also, mention a detailed medical history to your doctor so as to avoid any complications.
The most common side effects of SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML include nausea, vomiting, headache, increased blood pressure. You might also feel increased uterine contractions for some time, but these are manageable under medical supervision.
SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML is given as an injection as an intravenous infusion at a hospital only under strict medical supervision. The dose to be administered will be decided by your doctor depending upon your current medical situation.
Since SYNTOCINON INJECTION 1ML is used when needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule.
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1 Injection in 1 Vial